Pets left behind in Knysna blaze

2017-06-08 00:14

WATCH: Airplane footage shows devastating Knysna fire from above

2017-06-07 23:27

More areas in the Knysna region have been evacuated following a series of raging fires that have set the area ablaze on Wednesday. Four deaths have been reported.WATCH

Cape Town - As a huge fire rages in Knysna with firefighters struggling to control the blaze amid evacuations from several areas, some pets have had to be left behind. 

Leslie Pieters, who was helping to evacuate residents, sent a voice note to the Knysna Whatsapp group saying that flames had engulfed Hospital Hill.

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“We are busy evacuating the last bit of people up here,” said Pieters in a voice note. “There are unfortunately a few animals which we will not get to.”

Pieters said that people should make their way to Loerie Park,  Leisure isle or Thesen Island.

“Folks, get out now,” he warned.

WATCH: Airplane footage shows devastating Knysna fire from above

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